Press Release: Conference in Merville 2015
250 Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals (LGBT), either Christians or from other spiritualities, are meeting together at Pentecost in the North of France to share their differences.
Paying a Visit to the Council of Europe
Well, that was a very interesting and informative experience. It had been in my agenda for quite some weeks, but, for a long time, it was not clear exactly what I was going to do in Strasbourg for the European Forum on 22 and 23 April. It is probably illustrative of ordinary European Forum members like me trying to find their way into the wonderful world of the larger and more important European institutions that, in the long run, can be helpful for the cause of LGBT Christians/believers. I was invited by our project coordinator Florin Buhuceanu as a member of the Political Advocacy Working Group of the Forum.
Queer Ways of Theology—International Conference in Warsaw
Saturday, 14th March 2015, 9:00am–6:00pm, Austrian Cultural Centre, 7/9 Prozna Street. Conference in English. Possibility to use simultaneous translation into Polish.
What is Queer Theology? What are its main variants and strategies? Why is it important for LGBTQ people? How does it challenge traditional churches and their teaching? These questions will be answered by speakers from the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, and Poland. In Poland, Queer Theology has just made its first steps.
This conference is an important event in Poland, where Queer Theology practically does not exist at theological colleges,
explains Artur Barbara Kapturkiewicz, the main organizer from Wiara i Tęcza.
Backlash for Hopes of Gays and Lesbians
The final Relatio of the Family Synod has weakened the hopes for so much needed reforms within the Catholic Church.
This outcome is a disaster for gays and lesbians.
said Michael Brinkschröder, co-president of the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups.
The church has failed to become an open house for everybody. It's messages are inconsistent. It will take a long way to find common ground.
LGBT Christians From All Over the World Gather in Rome
Through the international theological conference Ways of love, for a pastoral care with homosexual and trans people we wish to help the Extraordinary Synod on the family reflect on welcoming LGBT people. The conference takes place on October 3th, 2014.
A Welcoming Pastoral Approach to Homosexual and Trans People
Some proposals for the Synod of bishops
As an integral part of the conference Ways of love, for a pastoral care with homosexual and trans people that took place in Rome on october 3thrd 2014, a document was read that summarizes the appeal that the Organizing Committee of the Third Italian Forum of LGBT Christians sent to the Italian participants to the Synod and to the secretariat of the Synod as a contribution to the work of the Synod itself. The paper was drawn up by a working collective over several months, starting from the responses made by Italian LGBT Christian groups to the questionnaire distributed last year.
This is a short version of the paper with a link to the whole paper.